Silenced Voices: Composers displaced or killed during WW2/the Shoah
Our new release for July 2019, Silenced Voices, the recording debut of Chicago’s Black Oak Ensemble, comprises music by Jewish composers whose artistry was suppressed and (in all but one case) lives were ended by the Nazis. We commemorate with music by composers who were displaced or killed in WW2.
Chicago a cappella, the innovative vocal ensemble praised for its “clarity, well-balanced tone, and deep emotional involvement” (Washington Post), presents Miracle of Miracles — Music for Hanukkah, a new recording aimed at unveiling the richer meaning of the Festival of Lights, with music that ranges from heartfelt prayers to jazzy and playful holiday favorites, showcasing the creativity and vitality of American Jewish musical traditions.
On episode of Classical Chicago, Cedille President Jim Ginsburg talks with Third Coast Percussion‘s David Skidmore about his experience recording Cedille’s latest release, Between Breaths. The works on the album explore aspects of meditation in sound, incorporate unconventional timbres and tones, invite listeners to lose themselves within a captivating sonic landscape.